Sicily is rich in ancient traditions and it is full of recipes handed down from one generation to another, even trough literature, which is an important part of the island culture.
You can reach Sicily crossing the Messina strait or flying directly to one of its airports: in any case you will be seduced by this eternal crossroads of the Mediterranean.
Sicily’s ancient cuisine continues to rely on few key island-grown ingredients: shellfish and citrus, tuna and swordfish, pistachios, almonds and ricotta.
Some elder chefs, probably, are still using their grandmother’s recipes to prepare pasta alla Norma (pasta with deep-fried eggplants); someone tells that this is a poetic imagery of Mount Etna: the red tomatoes are lava, the eggplants are cinder, the ricotta is the snow.
But there is more to say about Sicilian products. During a trip on the island you can taste the bitter-sweet flavour of chocolate of Modica, with Aztec origin, or try the famous and precious pistachios of Bronte that can be eaten as pesto with the busiate, a type of pasta that resemble a telephone cord.
The flavours of Sicily, a warm land with a lot of faces and fragrances, can bring you through a journey back in time, telling you a past made by various people, different cultures and knowledges.
Sicily is the island of architectural gems: in a short walk around Palermo you’ll see Arab domes and arches, Byzantine mosaics and Norman palace walls. Going around to south-east Sicily you’ll find a stunning variety of baroque architectural masterpieces and finally throughout the island you’ll find yourself wondering at the evocative remains of Arab and Norman castles.
Come to Sicily to discover its beauties and find in our shop its unique flavours.